Court orders Dish to pay $103 million to TiVo

From CNET A federal court has awarded TiVo $103 million plus interest in its long-running patent dispute with EchoStar Communications and ordered EchoStar to disable infringing features found on its subscribers' digital video recorders.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom on Tuesday also found EchoStar, which is now part of Dish Network, in contempt of court for violating a permanent injunction by reprogramming millions of DVRs with a new "workaround."

Windows 7 Gets Official Release Date: October 22

From DailyTech: Windows 7 will indeed be hitting in time for the holiday season. The much-buzzed about operating system is set to inherit the operating system throne from the much-maligned Windows Vista, with general commercial availability starting on October 22 according to a Microsoft press release aired today.

AMD challenges Intel with dual-core Neo chip

From InfoWorld: Advanced Micro Devices on Monday said it had started shipping the dual-core Athlon Neo processor for thin and light laptops, upping the ante in its battle with rival Intel, which offers processors for similar laptops.

4GB iPhone Coming Next Week?

From PC World: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is just under a week away, and there are more indications that Apple will unveil the next generation of its iPhone device. Rumors out late yesterday point to a 4GB iPhone model that could be an actual $99 iPhone, and the possibility of four different versions of Apple's fabled wonder machine.

Intel launches chips for low-cost, thin laptops

From CNET Intel is launching its line of processors for thin, inexpensive laptops at the Computex tech conference in Taipei. Intel marketing chief Sean Maloney talked about this in a phone interview.

"It's clear that people like devices to be thin and light," said Maloney, who was speaking from the Computex conference in Taipei where he will be giving a keynote on Tuesday.

Microsoft Takes Fight to Sony, Nintendo with Motion Controls, Instant 1080p Movies

From DailyTech: Microsoft kicked off its E3 tour with a bang and announced a slew of new additions for its Xbox 360 platform -- a platform which just recently surpassed the 30 million mark in sales. Microsoft was the first out of the gate with its keynote today while rivals Nintendo and Sony will get their chance tomorrow.

AMD Launches New Dual Core Phenom, Athlon CPUs

From DailyTech: Intel and AMD have both been touting their capabilities in the multi-core race. Each semiconductor company has been showing four core, six core, and even eight core CPUs in their bids to impress the buying public. Decreased manufacturing costs due to smaller process geometries means that they can make these multi-core CPUs cheaply, but still charge large markups for these extra cores.

Alienware's "Allpowerful" Laptop is the M17x

From Tom's Hardware: Alienware’s been teasing that a new gaming laptop’s on the way. The announcement wasn’t set to come out for another few more days, PC World’s got all the details on the next behemoth laptop from this boutique PC builder.

The M17x, as the name suggests, is a 17-inch laptop and pricing starts at $1,799. That’s just a starting point, however, as the price goes up with the hot option to upgrade to dual 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs.

Acer's First Android Smartphone Due in Q4

From PC World: Acer plans to launch its first smartphone with Google's Android software on board in the fourth quarter of this year, the company announced Monday.

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